British Society for Microbial Technology

"Tips for TATs: The Importance of Turn-Around Times and Point of Care Tests in Microbiology"
Friday 8th May 2009

The 24th Annual Scientific Meeting

09.30 – 10.30 Registration, Coffee & Tradeshow
10.30 – 10.35Welcome & Introduction
Dr Trevor Winstanley, Chair BSMT
Morning Chair: Dr Rob George, RSIL, HPA Centre for Infections
10.35 – 11.05 Overview of Point of Care Testing (4.4 MB)
Dr Keith Perry, DEST, HPA, Centre for Infections
11.05 – 11.35 Point of Care Testing - MRSA (19.8 MB)
Dr Nigel Brenwald, City Hospital, Birmingham
11.35 – 12.00 Break
12.00 – 12.30 Re-profiling the pathology workforce (2.6 MB)
Alan Tonge, North Staffordshire Hospital
12.30 – 13.00 Introducing RSV Point of Care Service (5.4 MB)
Stuart Terrington, Peterborough District Hospital

13.00 – 13.45 Tradeshow
13.45 – 14.45 Lunch

14.45 – 16.00 Afternoon Debate – Rapid Testing
 
Chair Professor Brian Duerden, Department of Health
 
For Dr Robert Masterton, Ayrshire and Arran Acute Hospitals
 
Against Professor Steve Green, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
 
16.00 – Tea and Close
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